Eastern Woodland Indians

800 B.C. - 800 A.C.

The Eastern Woodland Indian time period started in 800 B.C. and had a large number of Indians in the eastern part of the United States. The tribes that lived during this time period were the Powhatan, Mohawks, Iroqoius, and the Susquehanna.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

This slave trade was over the Atlantic Ocean and went from the United States to Great Britain and then to Africa. This was how slaves got to America.


1500 - 1700

It was when a nation sold more than it buys in order to make profit. It was brought up in the early stages of a nation or when a nation is weak.

proprietary colony

1500 - 1812

This was a type of colony when the king granted men to be Lords Proprietors. These men controlled the colony.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

It was one of the original European settlement in the United States. It was founded by Lucas Vezquez de Ayllon

Cotton Trade

1600 - 1900

This started in the colonies in the 1600s and became more popular as plantations grew.

Plantation System

1600 - 1865

A plantation was where slaves worked and harvested crops. Conditions on the plantation were usually very harsh. This ended as the civil war ended.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1812

The original 13 colonies were Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. During this time period America was becoming a true nation.

Royal Colony

1607 - 1812

A Royal colony was ruled by a king or a monarch. This was the main type of colony in the United States

Slave Codes

1650 - 1833

These were codes but very similar to laws. These codes were special for slaves and kept the slaves under control.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yemmesee tribe was fighting against the colonies in the south around 1715 through 1717. There were many cause to this war like harsh treatment between the colonies and the tribes.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1740

A group of salves got together and started raids and creating a bigger group of salves. They destroyed many plantations.

French and Indian war

1756 - 1763

This was a war fought in the America's it says its the French and Indian war but the British was fighting with the Indians and defeated the French. The British kept most of the land they won instead of the Indians.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The Cherokee war was fought between South Carolinians and the Indian tribes in South Carolina. They were allies but they soon betrayed each other.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1765

The sugar act was when the British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

This was a group of men who original were called the Loyal nine and went against the Stamp act. The Sons of Liberty soon spread through the colonies into a larger organization.

The Stamp act

1765 - 1766

The stamp act imposed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies. This one one of many acts on the colonies.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

It was when the colonist decided to rebel against the Lords proprietors. Another name for this is the War of the Regulation.

Tea Act

1773 - 1774

The tea act was an attempt by Great Britain to regain tea trade in the colonies.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

This was the war between the almighty Great Britain and the poor colonies. The colonies fought for their freedom and got the ability to rule themselves.

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1777

The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and has the famous words, "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness".

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1777

This was South Carolinas constitution and was written 3 months before the Declaration of Independence.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

The battle of Camden was fought in Camden SC. This was a very quick battle the british destroyed killing and taking 2000 american solders.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

This battle took place in Kings Mountain, SC. This was a decisive battle between Great Britain and the colonies which the colonies won.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

This battle was fought in Cowpens, SC. This battle was won by the colonies and was the turing point of control over south carolina.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

The battle of Eutaw Springs was fought in South Carolina, and is thought as the last major battle in the Carolinas.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

These Articles served as the first Constitution, but these were soon replaced by a stronger constitution the United States Constitution.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

This was a compromise between the southern states and the northern states between how slaves should be counted.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Commerce Compromise was a compromise that allowed the Constitution to tax imports but not exports.

The Constitution

1787 - 1788

This is the highest law in the united states. All laws come from it. This constitution contains the 27 Amendments.

The Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Great compromise was also known as Sherman's Compromise. This equaled out the votes between larger states and smaller states.

Cotton Gin

1794 - 1900

The Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney. He was trying to stop slavery but it ended up making more plantations.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1800 - 1865

The rice and indigo trade was very big and was sold all over the world from the United States. Usually these plants were grown on southern plantations, and picked by slaves.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The Embargo Act made it against the law to trade by ship to other countries from the United States.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

This was the war between the United States and Great Britain. This war is also known as Americas second war for independence.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William Sherman was a Union General and is very famous for Shermans march which destroyed everything in his path.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1822 - 1823

This was supposed to be a slave rebellion lead by Denmark Vesey. It never happened because one of the slave owners found out most slaves in the conspiracy were hung.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The abolitionist movement was very popular in the northern states. Some of the famous abolitionist are Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and Frederick.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

The nullification is know as one of the biggest argument between Jackson and Calhoun. South carolina used nullification to break away from the union.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls was an enslaved African and he escaped by sailing a stolen ship from the harbor.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1855

This Act allowed slaves to be taken into these territories.

Dred Scott Decision

1857 - 1858

The Dred Scott decision held that Africans were not protected by the constitution and were not United States citizens.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

The election of 1860 was won by Abraham Lincoln. After the election it was the outbreak of the civil war.


1860 - 1861

The secessionist states were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War was fought between the Union(Northern States) and the Confederate States(Southern States). This was fought over slavery.

Port Royal

1861 - 1862

The Battle of Port Royal was one of the earliest amphibious battle in the civil war. There was another guard for the fort on hilton head Island.

Fort Sumter

1861 - 1862

Fort Sumter was a battle thats known to have started the Civil War. The Confederate States of America won this battle.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

The creation of the Confederate states was started by South Carolina seceding from the union then 10 more southern states joined.

Total War

1864 - 1865

William Sherman used total war to completely destroyed the Confederates will to fight. He destroyed everything from Atlanta to Savannah.

Lincolns Assassination

1865 - 1866

The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was by John Wilkes Booth in Fords theatre.